Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

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Park Overview

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve is 18 miles East of San Diego. Quiet, over 190 acres of stocked lakes & parkland. General store with food, beverages, fishing tackle, supplies. Reservations Accepted Operated by Padre Dam Municipal Water District.

Park Features

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking / Nature Trails
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • 50 Amp
  • Dump Station
  • Full Hookups
  • Propane
  • WiFi
Clubs / Discounts
  • Good Sam Club
Site Options
  • Cabins
  • Group Camping Area
  • Park Models
  • Pull Through Sites
  • Tent Sites
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Club / Meeting Room
  • Convenience Store
  • Firewood
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Restaurant / Snack Bar
  • TV / Satellite Service
  • Waterfront
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Park Directions

From I-8: Hwy.125N. Right on Mission Gorge Road. Left on Carlton Hills Blvd., left on Mast Blvd., left on Fanita Parkway to park. From 52E: Left on Mast Blvd., to Fanita Parkway, turn Right.

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA, 92071
Get Directions

(619) 596-3141

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Camp-California is concerned about the health and safety of our campers and adventurers. While camping and outdoor activities do offer the ability to self-isolate, we are encouraging all California residents and travelers to shelter in place until further notice. We recognize that getting outdoors is what you do best, and we will be here to reacquaint you with nature once we're cleared for adventure again!


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